San Diego Harbor Attractions

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The San Diego Maritime Museum has many options to enjoy, from Tall Ships, to Art Exhibits, to Bay Cruises.  Please visit the website to learn all about the exciting family-oriented adventures.

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The Big Bay Visitor Walking Tour Ideas:

    Hornblower Cruises & Events:  Fun 1 & 2 hour cruises on the San Diego Bay


  • 1 and 2-hour narrated cruises
  • Information about over 50 San Diego landmarks
  • Photo and video opportunities like no other!
  • Comfortable indoor or outdoor areas
  • A look at marine animals and seabirds
  • An introduction to local environmental efforts
  • Snackbar with adult beverages, soft drinks, hot and cold snacks, plus souvenirs available for purchase

     Daily Cruise Schedule

    One-Hour Tours: 10:00 am, 11:15 am, 12:30 pm, 1:45 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:15 pm, *5:30 pm (summer only)

    Two-Hour Tours: 10:00 am, 11:15 am, 12:30 pm, 1:45 pm, 3:00 pm, *4:15 pm (summer only)

     Kids Cruise FREE on Harbor Cruises 

    *Kids 12 and under cruise free on any Hornblower harbor cruise with purchase on one full-fare adult ticket.  Use discount code BIG when you book.

    Maritime Museum of San Diego: The Maritime Museum of San Diego boasts a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum’s collection includes the world’s oldest active ship Star of India; the 1898 steam ferry Berkeley; the 1904 steam yacht Medea; the 1914 Pilot; a B-30 Soviet attack submarine; the state’s official tall ship Californian — a replica of a mid-19th century revenue cutter; and the H.M.S Surprise, a magnificent replica of an 18th century Royal Navy frigate featured in the award-winning film “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.”

The museum is open every day of the year from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Special packages that include Bay tours are available.

   San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum Midway Magic:  South along the Embarcadero from the Maritime Museum is the longest-serving aircraft carrier in U.S. Naval history, the USS Midway. Now a museum, the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum features: 

  • Self-guided audio tour
  • Three types of optional flight simulators
  • Virtual video tour of access-limited spaces

    The Aircraft Carrier Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the exception of
    Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The ticket booth closes at 4:00 p.m.

The Embarcadero

Downtown San Diego's Waterfront

Anthony's Fish Grotto

Shrimp, Scallop and Fish Kabob

Asaggio Pizza Pasta Plus

Deep Dish Pizza

  • Happy Hour
  • Bonus Offers

Bay Café

Turkey Croissant Club

  • Happy Hour
  • Reverse Happy Hour

Buster's Beach House & Longboard Bar

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Breast with Pineapple Mango Mojo

DW's Restaurant

Grilled Vegetable Wrap

Edgewater Grill

Rib Eye Steak

  • Happy Hour

Elephant & Castle

Halibut and Chips

Fish Market Restaurant

Panko-style Sea of Cortez Prawns

  • Happy Hour
  • Reverse Happy Hour

Fox Sports Grill

Chipotle Pork Sliders

Greek Islands

Greek Islands Café

Greek Islands Famous Combo

Harbor House Restaurant

Maine Lobster Bisque

  • Happy Hour

Hazelwoods on the Bay

Deli Melt

LC's Restaurant

Pan Seared Halibut

Margarita's Kitchen & Cantina

Fish or Steak Tacos

Marion's Fish Market

Clam Chowder Bread Bowl


Stuffed Asian Water Dough Dumplings

  • Happy Hour

Redfield's Sports Bar

Prime Rib Sliders

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Bar B Que Shrimp

Sally's Seafood on the Water

Grilled Barramundi

San Diego Burger Company

Avocado Bacon Cheeseburger

San Diego Pier Café

Seafood Cobb Salad

Seaport Grill

Grilled All-Beef Hot Dogs

Seaport Village Deli

Deli Sandwiches

Top of the Hyatt

Baja Seafood Ceviche

Top of the Market

Egg Capellini with Black Tiger Shrimp


Parmesan Risotto

Village Café

Chicken Ranch Delight